Sargent & Lundy awarded Bethlehem Energy Center engineering contract by PSEG Power

NEW YORK Chicago, IL, Feb. 18, 2002 — Sargent & Lundy LLC has been selected by PSEG Power New York Inc, a subsidiary of PSEG Power, to provide the engineering services for the 750-MW Bethlehem Energy Center (BEC) in Bethlehem, NY.

For this project, PSEGNY is redeveloping a site by replacing the existing 1950’s 400-MW Albany Steam Station with the $400 million BEC, a state-of-the-art combined cycle generating facility. BEC will be natural gas-fired with low-sulfur distillate oil as a secondary fuel and have an advanced closed-loop cooling system. BEC is expected to begin commercial operation in late Spring 2004.

When BEC begins operation, PSEGNY plans to retire the existing Albany Station. Replacing an older plant with the latest technology will almost double the electrical output at the site while reducing emission rates of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide by 97-98% and use of Hudson River water for cooling by 98-99%.

PSEG Power, one of the nation’s largest independent power producing and energy trading companies, is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE: PEG), a diversified energy holding company with headquarters in Northern New Jersey.

Sargent & Lundy is a worldwide leader in professional services for the electric power industry and has been dedicated exclusively to serving electric power clients for 110 years. The firm provides comprehensive engineering, energy business consulting, and project services for new and operating fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants and power delivery systems.

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